Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Funding and Resources

Open Funding Opportunities

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

No funding programs from this federal agency are currently accepting applications.

Inactive Funding Opportunities

Many inactive programs are likely to be offered again. Grant deadlines are often short, and viewing inactive programs can give you a head start in applying next time.

Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - Competing Continuation Inactive

Awards grants to reestablish or maintain strong multi-sector community coalitions that work to prevent and reduce substance use among youth age 18 or younger. Addresses local environmental factors related to youth substance use by implementing a wide-range of evidence-based and practice-based prevention strategies.

Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - New Inactive

Supports local efforts to prevent and reduce substance use among youth age 18 or younger by establishing and maintaining new multi-sector community coalitions. Utilizes a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies to address local environmental factors related to substance use among youth and promote positive, sustainable, community-level change.

Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Implementation of Community Health Worker-Mediated Services for Re-Engagement to Care and Outreach for Persons with HIV in Rural Communities Inactive

Offers funding to state and local health departments to work with HIV clinical providers in developing approaches that utilize culturally competent community health worker (CHW) services to conduct outreach and re-engage people with HIV in care who are living in rural areas. Services include connecting individuals to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, and other supports necessary to help participants enter, re-engage, and remain in HIV care and treatment.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2024
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions Inactive

Offers a 1-year initiative for rural justice, public safety practitioners, and other community stakeholders seeking to engage in strategic planning to address issues related to substance use and misuse in their communities. Assists participants in developing cross-sector networks and creating solutions to better respond to and serve justice-involved individuals with substance use or co-occurring disorders. Reaching Rural is an initiative of the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP) funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Justice Institute (SJI)
Combating Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention (COCLI) Inactive

Supports research projects that implement innovative strategies to reduce opioid, stimulant, and/or poly-drug overdose in high-risk communities. Promotes the use of evidence-based practices in new or existing programs and emphasizes the evaluation of new and promising approaches. Establishes partnerships between public safety and public health agencies to address harms related to opioid, stimulant, and poly-substance use and overdose.

Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2023
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Overdose Data to Action in States Inactive

Provides funding to enhance the ability of state health departments to track and prevent nonfatal and fatal overdoses and identify emerging drug threats by supporting surveillance and prevention strategies designed to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality. Emphasizes activities focused on opioid, stimulants, and polysubstance use and works to address health inequities and increase access to care and services for populations at high-risk for overdose, including rural communities and tribal populations.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 27, 2023
Application Deadline: May 8, 2023
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overdose Data to Action: Limiting Overdose through Collaborative Actions in Localities (OD2A: LOCAL) Inactive

Provides funding for local health departments, special district health departments, and territorial governments to implement data-based surveillance and prevention strategies to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality in communities. Emphasized activities focused on opioids and stimulants. Seeks to address health inequities and increase access to care for populations at high-risk for overdose, including rural communities and tribal populations.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 6, 2023
Application Deadline: May 8, 2023
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants Inactive

Provides funding to enhance established community-based coalitions working to address the use and misuse of opioids, methamphetamines, and prescription medications among youth ages 12-18. Strengthens cooperation between leaders, groups, organizations, and agencies across the community to implement strategies and services that help identify at-risk youth, reduce substance use, and create safer and healthier communities.

Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program – Non-Competing Continuation Inactive

Offers funds to community coalitions to continue grant activities under a previously awarded Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant. Coalitions utilize a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies to address local environmental factors related to substance use among youth age 18 or younger and seek to promote positive, sustainable, community-level change.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Integrated HIV Programs for Health Departments to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States Inactive

Supports the implementation of comprehensive and integrated HIV surveillance and prevention programs that seek to prevent new infections; improve health outcomes for people living with HIV; and reduce related health disparities. Aims to support efforts working to end the HIV epidemic in America by leveraging powerful data, tools and resources to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response Inactive

Funds for demonstration projects to support statewide adoption of the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) mobile tool. ODMAP helps states quickly track and analyze fatal and nonfatal opioid overdoses and the administration of naloxone by first responders. Works to establish coalitions in local communities to use ODMAP data to inform public health and safety interventions for specific geographic areas or populations at high risk for overdose.

Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resources

2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline at a Glance

Provides evidence-based information, guidance, clinical tools, training, and other resources on the safe and effective prescription of opioids to treat chronic pain in primary care and outpatient settings. Addresses patient-centered clinical practices, including accurate assessments, evaluation of treatment options, initiating opioid treatment and determining dosages, risk monitoring, safely ending opioid treatment, and health equity and disparities in the treatment of pain.

Resource Type: Website
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
County-Level Drug Overdose Mortality in the United States, 2003-2021

Provides interactive data visualizations on drug poisoning mortality rates in the U.S. from 2003 through 2021. Shows national trends broken down by age, sex, and race and provides state and county-level data. Includes urban/rural trends by state for the estimated crude death rates for drug poisoning.

Resource Type: Map / Chart
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program: End-of-Year 2022 Report National Cross-Site Evaluation

Provides a brief outline of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program and summarizes national DFC program implementation evaluation data from February to August 2022. Describes the reach of the DFC program, substances addressed, community protective and risk factors, and the types of communities served, including rural and frontier areas.

Resource Type: Document / Report
Date: 08/2023
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

Provides an overview of a 10-year U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative, starting in fiscal year 2020, to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S by 90% by 2030. Outlines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) role in the initiative and strategies for working with national, state, and local partners in efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent new HIV infections, and respond to potential HIV outbreaks. Includes information on funding for the initiative, priority jurisdictions, including 7 states with substantial rural burden, local plans focused on ending the HIV epidemic, success stories, and resources for partners and grantees.

Resource Type: Website
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Local Response to Public Health Emergencies: Focus on the Opioid Epidemic

Provides an overview of a 2017 pilot project to enhance the ability of local health departments (LHDs) to address opioid use and reduce the occurrence of fatal and non-fatal overdose in their communities by working more effectively with state and local partners. Summarizes project activities and goals and gives a brief introduction to the four pilot sites: Bell County, Kentucky; Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; Montgomery County, Ohio; and Boone County, West Virginia.

Resource Type: Document / Report
Date: 2019
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center (NHRTAC)

Provides expert technical assistance and resources to help communities, health departments, treatment programs, and other organizations providing or planning to provide harm reduction services.

Resource Type: Technical Assistance
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Opioid Overdose Prevention for State and Local Health Departments Microsite

Allows local organizations, providers, state and local health departments, and other stakeholders to add a free, customizable version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) opioid overdose website to their own websites. Helps communities disseminate online, current CDC opioid information and resources, as well as training on the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

Resource Type: Website
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overdose Response and Linkage to Care: A Roadmap for Health Departments

Shares information, resources, and tools organized around 7 strategies to help local and state health departments link people at risk of opioid overdose to care. Includes rural examples and discussion throughout.

Resource Type: Document / Report
Date: 11/2021
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)

Consists of a public health and public safety collaboration between the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) across the U.S. Seeks to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improving information sharing across agencies and supporting evidence-based interventions. Equips states with a Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) and a Public Health Analyst (PHA) who are responsible for helping to increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health sectors within and across states.

Resource Type: Website
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Rx Awareness Campaign

Provides information and resources to help states and local communities building media campaigns to increase awareness and educate the public on the dangers of prescription opioids by sharing the stories of people impacted by them. Offers videos, radio spots, social media posts, signage, and online ads that cover opioid treatment and recovery, overdose prevention, and real life stories of addiction and loss due to prescription opioids.

Resource Type: Website
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Teens Linked to Care (TLC): Strategies to Prevent Substance Misuse

Details a school-centered pilot project that examined implementing strategies to prevent youth substance use and risky sexual behaviors in high-risk rural communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Highlights efforts to address related issues of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), teen pregnancy, and high-risk substance use through education, primary prevention, and early detection screening. Program activities included implementing new health curricula, partnering with health departments and community drug-free coalitions, and developing and distributing informational products and video campaigns.

Resource Type: Website
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
TLC: Teens Linked to Care Toolkit

Serves as a planning resource for schools and stakeholders interested in implementing the Teens Linked to Care (TLC) program, an integrated prevention strategy to address both substance use and risky sexual behavior in youth living in rural communities. Outlines the 4 phases of the TLC program, and shares tools and other resources to help schools support sexual health and substance use education and policies.

Resource Type: Document / Report
Date: 03/2023
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Urban – Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, 2020

Provides data describing urban and rural differences in drug overdose death rates in the year 2020, using mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS). Shows differences in rural and urban overdose death rates by sex, race and Hispanic origin, and selected types of opioids and stimulants.

Resource Type: Data
Date: 07/2022
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Urban–Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, 2020

Describes differences in rates of drug overdose deaths in 2020 between rural and urban counties by sex, race and Hispanic origin, and selected types of opioids and stimulants.

Resource Type: Document / Report
Date: 07/2022
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)